I am interested in the juxtaposition of fragility and strength – evident in our personal lives and our broader environment. Under that overarching idea my recent work falls into two categories. Work that references the fragility of our natural environment – developed through both a scientific and personal study of waterways and through collaborations with both scientists and environmentalists and work that is more about the individual navigating a perilous world.
Although I work in a range of materials I have working with glass and handmade paper for over 20 years now. I am drawn to those materials for their transformative qualities, the potential for translucency, and the ability to be both skin and structure. I am interesting in working with processes that share these dualities and allow me to merge material and content.
My working methods allow an implication of the body in the work—its touch and tenderness, its frailty and endurance. It is my goal that in this work, as in our own lives, elements hang in the balance, each one necessary, vulnerable, beautiful and above all interdependent.